Yesterday, I had the pleasure of having a small chat with one of the FOX Empire sweethearts Serayah McNeill who portrays the super talented “Tiana Brown”. She seems so cool & down to earth on the show… I wasn’t surprised when she “graciously” spoke about her journey in the largest television series in the nation!
“Tiana” The Character:
“Tiana” an R&B artist who is signed to the mega dynasty and managed by “Cookie” also began a romantic relationship with Hakeem Lyon, which ended after she caught having an affair with another woman. “Empire” marks Serayah’s first ever acting role. In addition to “Empire”, McNeill recently starred in Taylor Swift’s music video for her latest chart-topping single, “Bad Blood.”
RobinLori: I learned that Empire is really your FIRST major break. What a way to start a career and I’m sure it has changed your life significantly… how have you been able to cope? Or what steps have you taken to adjust friends, family etc?
Serayah: This is what I’ve always wanted to do so when I finally got there… I was just grateful. I have the same friends and I come home to the same family.
Check her out in this HOT video with YAZZ:
RobinLori: You’re an artist in you own right…what’s the difference when you record for Empire/Tiana vs. when you record your own material? Is there a different feel or style?
Serayah: I’m deeply involved in the process while recording my own material. I’m able to collaborate more with my songs… but with Empire the subject matter relates more to the show. I put in my all when recording with both. And I want to do SO much more!
RobinLori: Wow, with Empire demands… you actually have room to do other things?? So What’s next for you as an artist?
Serayah: I’m constantly recording music and will continue to do more music videos and develop my artistic style. And I’m also auditioning for other parts 🙂
RobinLori: I know that you will continue to soar… thanks so much for your time. I wish you nothing but the best!
I thought it was really cool to learn that Serayah was in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video!
Check it out and be sure to follow her on Twitter @SerayahLove and Instagram @Serayah: